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EX-LION MAKES COLLEGE DEBUT

September 28, 1998

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Former Lawrence High football player Jon Penny made his college debut late in Nebraska's 55-7 triumph over Washington on Saturday.

Penny, a red-shirt freshman walk-on linebacker, made one tackle for the Cornhuskers and it caused a fumble.

Penny was an All-Sunflower League linebacker for the Lions in 1996.

Blevins activated

Former Kansas defensive back Tony Blevins, who spent the first three weeks of the NFL season on the San Francisco practice squad, was activitated Sunday after the Niners waived offensive tackle Gary Brown. Blevins was not drafted after his senior year at KU in 1997. He joined the Niners as a free agent.

Kansas scored four runs in the eighth, then weathered an Emporia State rally to claim an 8-7 softball victory on Sunday at Jayhawk Field. Erin Garvey drove in four runs and Katie Malone had three hits for the Jayhawks.

LHS places second

at Emporia tourney

Emporia -- Lawrence High sophomore Laura Gravino won No. 1 singles to help the Lions place second Saturday at the Emporia tennis tournament.

Gravino went 4-0, capped by a 9-7 victory over Manhattan's Aveen Alkhatib in the final.

``That was a really important win,'' LHS coach Dick Wedel said. ``She was down 0-3, 3-6.''

In doubles, Lawrence's two teams placed third. Brooke Seymour and Nicole Gravino went 3-1 at No. 1. Lisa Dixon and Katherine Wells went 3-1 at No. 2.

Lawrence's Katherine Carttar finished sixth at No. 1 singles.

The Lions will play host today to Olathe South. The dual will start at 3:30 p.m. at Lawrence Tennis Center.

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